It All Begins With You!

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Smile. Not 5 minutes from now or when you feel good enough to, but smile right this second. Notice how you feel? There’s a scientific explanation behind that, but we won’t get into it right now.

    There’s a lot more to smile about than you’re aware of. Whether it’s because it’s a new day with endless opportunities, the fact that you’re alive right now and healthy enough to be reading this, or something as simple as having a great neighbor, you have a reason to smile. Always remember that with everything you do- you have a reason to smile.

    Love. It’s what connects us all in this Universe. It’s the manifestation of God into the physical reality we experience. It’s what makes the sun rise and the earth spin. It’s the essence of life. Once you come to the realization that we’re all one through God and that our thoughts dictate our reality, you become aware of the possibilities that lay before you. Do all things through Love.

    To enjoy this life you need to ask yourself what truly makes you happy and fulfilled. Once you know what that is, write it down and put it somewhere you’ll see everyday. That’s your new goal. Revolve everything that you do around this goal. Believe in it so much that you create an unshakable faith that you can live your life the way you want, regardless of what anyone says.

    You will begin to attract the people, ideas, and opportunities needed to reach this goal so long as you have the burning desire, belief, and unshakable faith to back it. Know that even the negative things that will arise on your journey are necessary for you to reach your goal, because everything happens for a reason. As Napoleon Hill said, “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.”

    Give back. All your blessings mean nothing if you’re not willing to give back. Keep track of those that help you on your way up and ensure that they’re rewarded for all that they have done for you.

    Fear is something we all struggle with. Fear of rejection. Fear of the unknown. Fear of being hurt. Fear is an inevitable part of life. It’s what makes it beautiful though. Ever conquer one of your fears before? How did you feel? Amazed, fulfilled, and worthy are all things that should be felt when overcoming a daunting task.

    Today, I challenge you to set out and conquer fear itself, for once fear is conquered there is nothing to hold you back. 

    You yourself are the author of your life. No one can bring true happiness but you. You need to dig deep inside and realize you have it all already. That happiness comes from within and blossoms outward, not the other way around. Want respect? Respect others first. Want to feel appreciated? Appreciate others first. Everything begins with YOU.

    Patrick Rodo

    I am a recent high school graduate and 18 year old entrepreneur. Not knowing what I wanted to do all throughout high school I constantly contemplated what my future would look like. I knew I wanted to start a business of some sort. I knew I wanted to help people in some way. I didn’t want to start any regular business in the pursuit of money though. I wanted to create a business that valued honesty, positivity, and quality as its foundation.

    What did this leave me with? The blueprint of what is now called Rodo’s Balm. I started Rodo’s Balm 6 months after graduating high school in December of 2012. After much encouragement and positive feedback I’m excited to continue to pour everything I’ve got into Rodo’s Balm and ensure that I leave a trail of positivity throughout my journey.

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    1. Merton
      Merton says:

      Timeless wisdom shared, thanks Patrick for your inspiration, keep up the spirit and you will live a very fulfilling life that will touch many! ALOHA


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